7 Mar 1794 Regimental Mate 40th (2nd Somersetshire) Regiment of Foot.
Aug 1794 Hospital Mate. Served in Holland.
26 Sept 1795 Surgeon 2nd/2nd (Queen's Royal) Regiment of Foot.
1798 Served in the suppression of the Irish Rebellion.
1799 Served in Holland.
25 June 1801 Apothecary. Served in Egypt.
16 Apr 1807 Surgeon 31st (Huntingdonshire) Regiment of Foot.
2 Oct 1807 War Office letter dated 2 Oct 1807:
I am directed to transmit to you for the consideration of HRH The Commander-in-Chief the enclosed letter from the Inspector General of Army Hospitals stating that in consequence of the removal of Apothecary Wells Fletcher to the surgency of the 31st Regiment in the Mediterranean, a vacancy has occurred in that station which is necessary to fill up and that no officer of that rank is at present unemployed. Mr Knight, therefore recommends that Hospital Mate Edmund Starkie already nominated to be acting apothecary may be appointed Apothecary to the Forces.
Malta 1810 Surgeon 31st Foot.
Malta May 1811 Arrived at Malta.
Served in the Peninsular War (1808–14).
Malta 1816 Arrived at Malta.
Absent without leave since 24 May when leave expired.
9 May 1817 Retired.